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Call for parliamentary disaster management oversight……

parties to debate disaster management oversight proposals  .......article dated 5 August 2021...... A Disaster Management Amendment Bill, originally published for comment in October 2020, has now finally made it to Parliament and sits for process...

Marathon meetings on COIDA Bill

.....article dated 4 July.....  COIDA Act extended to cover all vulnerable workers.... Two extensive days of discussions were not enough to finalise all the amendments necessary to bring the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases...

Equity Bill bulldozed through committee

....article dated 4 July 2021....... Minister intent on setting BEE targets... The unusually large number of objections from business to the “cavalier approach" by Minister Thulas Nxesi on the fixing of BEE targets for various sectors in terms of...

Minister holds ground on Employment Equity Bill

....article dated 4 June 2021..... Minister to fix black empowerment targets            Minister Thulas Nxesi, in leading the presentation of Department of  Employment and Labour (DEL) responses to submissions on the proposed Employment Equity (EE)...

Marathon meetings on COIDA Bill

.....article dated 4 July.....  COIDA Act extended to cover all vulnerable workers.... Two extensive days of...

Equity Bill bulldozed through committee

....article dated 4 July 2021....... Minister intent on setting BEE targets... The unusually large number of objections from business to the “cavalier approach" by Minister Thulas Nxesi on the fixing of BEE targets for various sectors in terms of...

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Minister holds ground on Employment Equity Bill

....article dated 4 June 2021..... Minister to fix black empowerment targets            Minister Thulas Nxesi, in leading the presentation of Department of  Employment and Labour (DEL) responses to submissions on the proposed Employment Equity (EE)...

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Employers claim COIDA Bill “pie in the sky”

.......article dated 4 June 2021...... Dysfunctional Compensation Fund the problem... The overall topic during four days of parliamentary hearings on the Occupational Injuries and Diseases Amendment Bill (COIDA Bill) centered around the troublesome...

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Industry speaks out on Employment Equity Bill

.......article dated 1 May 2021..... Minister's plans to apply BEE targets too dictatorial..... The highly contentious Employment Equity Amendment Bill, tabled in a hurry by Minister of Employment and Labour,Thulas Nxesi, has now reached a stage in...

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AG’s office weary with poor health results

.......article dated 15 December 2020...... Health department tries spin on its bad annuals....  The Department of Health (DOH) was heavily criticised in a parliamentary meeting for having little control and inadequate checks on the country’s...

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Minister to set Employment Equity targets

........article dated 15 November 2020..... Parliament briefed on Employment Equity Bill The Minister of Employment and Labour,Thulas Nxesi, has now addressed the Employment and Labour Committee on the Employment Equity Amendment Bill.  The...

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Warning shot fired over PPE stocks

....article July 20..... Parliament slaps Treasury on PPE procurement...... Last week a corruption weary public learnt that Parliament’s Finance Standing Committee were as outraged as them on the subject of state PPE purchasing arrangements. The...

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FFC: budget cuts may worsen service delivery

....article dated 20 July 2020....  Balance between needs and cuts required....  The Financial and Fiscal Commission (FFC), the independent body which reports to Parliament on intergovernmental financial relations (IGFR) in terms of the...

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DoH updates MPs on NHI

article July 15 2020...... Hopes for transversal tendering by 2025/26 ....Dr Gail Andrews, Chief Operations Officer at Department of Health (DoH), told Parliament that the department hopes to have a “public transversal contract” in place before...

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